Online Skills Testing – System Requirements

The below information outlines the requirements for Administering all assessments
If your system does not meet the requirements below, you may experience loss of data or graphics.   Minimum hardware requirements include:

Internet Connection

Minimum: 56.6k Dial-up connection or faster
Recommended: Digital Internet Connection (DSL, Cable Modem, T1 or T3)

Browser Requirements

Microsoft Internet Explorer:  version 8.0 or higher
Mozilla Firefox: version 26 or higher
Safari; version 6 or higher

ISP Browsers

Browsers provided by ISPs or Internet Service Providers (AOL, SBC Yahoo, MSN Explorer, etc.) are often not supported. You may connect to the Internet with your ISP’s Browser, but then you must minimize it and use one of the supported browsers above.

Pop-Up Blocker

Certain pop-up blockers prohibit the launching of a Prove It! test. If you have Pop-Up Blocking software, please locate the software and disable your pop-up blocker

Beta Browsers

Beta versions of browsers may adversely affect the functionality of an assessment. Please use a supported version of one of our recommended browsers.

CPU

Minimum; PC: Pentium 166 MHz or faster
Recommended, PC:  Pentium III class (~500 MHz) or faster
Minimum; MAC: PowerPC capable of running Mac OS X version 10.1.5 or higher

RAM

Minimum: 128 MB or more
Recommended: 256 MB or more

Operating System

PC: Microsoft Windows 98, NT 4.0 or higher
Mac: PowerPC capable of running Mac OS X version 10.1.5 or higher

Screen Resolution

1024 x 768 or higher is required to run Microsoft Tests and Tutorials for Microsoft Office 2007 and above.
All other Assessments and Tutorials may be run on 800 x 600 or higher.

Additional Requirements for Audio Assessments

Sound Card
Speakers or Headphones

Additional Requirements for Flash-Based Situational Judgment Assessments

Sound Card
Speakers or Headphones
Flash Player 10.2.153.1 or higher

Additional Requirements for Java Based Software Assessments and Tutorials (such as Microsoft Office titles)

Oracle recommends that users download the latest version of their Java Virtual Machine, by visiting www.java.com. Please follow the prompts to install Java for free on your machine. If you are not comfortable completing the installation on your own, you may wish to contact a member of your company’s Computer Support division for help.
While our system has been tested to support Java version 1.4.2 or higher, your browser may prompt security warnings if your version is below a certain update. If you don’t want to update your version and still wish to take assessments, you will need to choose to allow Java to run, despite the security warnings.

Optimise Your Browser

This site has been tested on Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0, Mozilla Firefox 26, and Apple Safari 6. Versions higher than these also work. Other browsers and earlier versions of Firefox, Netscape & Internet Explorer may not work. Various browsers (such as Mozilla Firefox, Netscape Navigator & Microsoft Internet Explorer) handle text fonts, colours, and graphics differently. Sometimes, even different versions of the same browsers will display objects differently.
Not all browsers work optimally with our site, and even the most advanced browsers may require some fine-tuning to optimise the displays for your computer. If you have any problems, please consult your browser’s help file contact  Technical Support by email at [email protected], or call (within Australia) on 1-800-620-995.

It is crucial that you have all of the following components enabled within your browser:
– Cookies
– All aspects of Java, to include scripting and applets
– Browsing in a new process
– HTTP 1.1

You may also choose to temporarily disable script debugging before you begin your assessment. To modify or enable these options, please go to “Tools – Internet Options” if you are using Internet Explorer, “Edit – Preferences” if you are using Netscape Navigator, or “Tools – Options” if you are using Mozilla Firefox. For help on what these settings do, or for more help on how to change them, please view the help file for your browser.
You can download the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Netscape Navigator from the websites listed below.
www.windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/download-ie
www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
www.apple.com/safari/

Disconnects & Service Disruptions

If you experience a disruption of your Internet service while you are test, you should be able to re-enter the test you started. If you have begun a test, but not completed or scored it, you should still be able to have the test scored. Once you re-establish your connection to the Internet, reconnect to proveit.com and log in again with your test Session ID. Select the test that you had started prior to losing your Internet connection. In most cases, you should be able to re-enter the test at the point at which you lost connection without any loss of data or progress. However, due to the nature of some tests whose questions must be answered in one sitting and in a sequential order (such as Typing or Data Entry tests) you may have to begin your test again from the first question.

Internet Speed

Depending on the time of day and the capability of your Internet Service Provider, you may experience delays in test. If possible, avoid taking tests during periods of heaviest Internet usage, usually late afternoon and early evening.
The quality and speed of your computer system and Internet connection will also affect the length of time it takes for each test question to load. If your test seems frozen between questions, please wait for at least thirty seconds before attempting to close the test. Also, you may wish to “Refresh” or “Reload” the test question page by using your browser’s keyboard shortcut. This should advance you to the next question.

Fit Series

It is recommended that all Applicants use a 1024 x 768 resolution screen or higher for the best experience when taking a Fit Series evaluation